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Category Archive: ENGINE, Tech Stories

Engine Masters: Freiburger and Dulcich Test Cheap and Expensive Mufflers and Two Pipe Sizes On A Mild 350hp Small Block

This latest episode of Engine Masters is cool mostly for its real world nature. The guys are not beating on some monster big block or applying there wizardry to an engine using parts that only the...

Here’s A DIY Air Tool Holder You Can Make At Home With Scraps, But That Really Kicks Ass

I hate messes in the shop, which would surprise you if you saw the inside of mine most of the time. Like most of us, I too am amazingly adept at finding something to sit on every available...

Give The Gift Of Knowledge For Christmas! Kevin Tetz Paintucation DVD’s Help You Do Body And Paint Right

There isn’t much that I won’t tackle on a car project. Even the stuff that scares people a lot, like wiring for example. I’ll do some sheetmetal replacement, although I’ve...

Want To Build A Cool Bar Stool For Your Shop, Bar, Or House? Check This One Out

Making furniture can be fun, and it’s a good way to get your metal working and welding skills up to par for your car projects. It’s also a way to do something with your car building...

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Want To Learn How To Tune Stand Alone EFI Systems? Check This Out.

We get asked on a regular basis about learning to tune stand alone efi systems like the Holley on Daphne’s wagon, or FAST, Megasquirt, FITech, etc. Despite having self tuning modes on most...

Car Guy Cool Welding Project: Steel Wheel Fire Pit AKA Car Guy Chiminea

There are plenty of ways to practice your cutting and welding, and most people use scrap steel and just play around. But why not work on a project that really won’t be any less fun and...

Welding Tech: How To Build A CertiFlat Modular Welding Table From Start To Finish

I’ve been drooling over welding table designs of all kinds for the past couple of years actually. And while I’ve built my own welding tables from scratch before, and might this time, I...

See How You Can Make Your Own DIY Sheet Metal Brake At Home. This One Is Super Cool.

We’ve seen a lot of homemade, and cheap, sheet metal brakes. And ultimately they all suck because they are too small, too light duty, or just flimsy in comparison to a real purpose built brake....

Jiffy-Tite Tech: How To Properly Spec Fittings With The Right Seals For Your Application

Last week we cruised up to Lancaster, New York and spent the day at Jiffy-Tite’s world headquarters. While we are going give you a behind the scenes look at one of the more incredible...

Love To Weld And Have Some Time To Kill? Check Out This Collection Of Weld Porn!

(Images: imgur/Weld Porn) Craftsmanship isn’t dead, and neither is taking pride in your work. And if you want proof of that, or you’re just a fan of a weld that didn’t require time...

Project Raven: We Assess The Health Of Our 400 Chrysler Big Block With The Help Of Knieriem Racing Engines

It’s been a little less than a year since our last substantial update involving Project Raven, our 1983 Imperial coupe, and we wish we could say we’ve been doing tons of work on the big...

Tech Video: Here’s How To Properly Dial Indicate Your Bell Housing – Do It Once, Do It Right, Keep Your Manual Trans Happy!

If you are getting ready to install a manual transmission in your car or truck, you need to watch this video and follow the procedure outlined in it which will keep your trans happy and operating...

Now This Is Real Hybrid Technology! We Test An 8000 RPM, 339 Cubic Inch, LS3 Hybrid And It’s Awesome!

(Words and Photos by Richard Holdener)  The big question behind this BangShift build up was, would a hydraulic-roller cam LS rev cleanly to 8,000 rpm? But getting that answer was only half the fun!...

Hot Rod Garage’s “Bonemaro” Camaro Build Gets Turbocharged! Can A Dirt-Cheap Kit Make The Power…And Live?

An LS and a turbocharger…there isn’t a happier combination for the average horsepower junkie out there right now. No matter your feelings on the subject, you can’t deny the fact...

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